Google Solutions Architect

Accenture Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Job Description

Are you ready to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

As part of our Intelligent Software Engineering practice, you will lead technology innovation for our clients through robust delivery of world-class solutions. You will build better software better! There will never be a typical day and that's why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference within exciting client initiatives are unlimited in the ever-changing technology landscape. You will be part of a growing network of technology experts who are highly collaborative taking on today's biggest, most complex business challenges. We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Come grow your career in technology at Accenture!

The GCP Solution Architect - Manager role is responsible for delivery and implementation of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure and solutions. The ideal candidate would also be responsible for developing and delivering cloud solutions to meet today's high demand in areas such as AI/ML, IoT, advanced analytics, open source, enterprise collaboration, microservices, server less, etc. The Regional Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Solution Architect lead will work with cloud partners and other internal groups to evaluate supporting new technologies and industry specific use cases based on client needs. Using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) public cloud technologies, our Solution Architects professionals implement state-of-the-art, scalable, high performance solutions that meet the need of today's corporate and emerging digital applications.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Lead GCP solution delivery engagements, along with consultants and client teams for a successful delivery of GCP solutions

  • Through a formal sales process, work with the Sales team to identify and qualify Google Cloud Platform (GCP) opportunities.

  • Lead cloud solution and scoping to generate estimates and approaches for proposals and SOWs for customers.

  • Conduct full technical discovery, identifying pain points, business and technical requirements, "as is" and "to be" scenarios.

  • Assess the full technology stack of services required including PaaS (Platform as-a-service), IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-service), SaaS (software as-a-service), operations, management and automation.

  • Lead the discussions and early analysis of the cloud concepts as it relates to Accenture's Journey to Cloud methodology so that clear use cases are developed and prioritized as well as transitioning these concepts from ideas to proof-of-concepts with the full support of the appropriate teams.

  • Compare solution alternatives across both technical and business parameters which support the define cost and service requirements.

  • Apply Methodology, reusable assets, and previous work experience to deliver consistently high-quality work.

  • Deliver written or oral status reports regularly.

  • Stay educated on new and emerging technologies/patterns/methodologies and market offerings that may be of interest to our clients.

  • Adapt to existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.

  • Understand the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.

  • Use considerable judgment to define solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.

  • Prepare and deliver product messaging in an effort to highlight value proposition and unique differentiators.

  • Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture. Establish methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.

  • Manage small teams of pre-sales Solution Architects and/or work efforts (if in an independent contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of technical solutions implementation, architecture design, evaluation, and investigation in a cloud environment.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and a passion for learning new technologies.

  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on application architecture focus where solution architect engaged with clients, systems analysts, technical resources, developers and testers to develop scalable and resilient software systems that leverage modern software stack and DevOps practices.

  • Minimum of 3 years of Client Management and/or Project Management experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Solution/technical architecture in the cloud

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Big Data/analytics/information analysis/database management in the cloud

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in IoT/event-driven/microservices in the cloud

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Cloud Workload Migration Automation Tools (i.e. Racemi, Cloud endure, etc.) Cloud provisioning and management (i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.)

  • Previous GCP Implementation/Delivery experience on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. If Associate Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience

  • Ability to meet travel requirements (100% Monday-Thursday)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

  • Hands-on experience with GCP services using GCP Console

  • Infrastructure (Server, Storage, and Database) discovery, design, build, and migration experience.

  • Experience in any of Messaging platforms (Kafka, PubSub, MuleSoft, etc.)

  • Experience with private and public cloud architectures, pros/cons, and migration considerations.

  • Experience in and understanding of data and information management, especially in Big Data trends.

  • Experience in Terraform or Cloud Deployment Manager

  • Experience in Kubernetes and Microservices on GCP

  • Hands-on experience with any of the following programming languages (Python, Java, C++, Go, Ruby, C)

  • Know your way around Map Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flume, Hive, Impala, SparkSQL, BigQuery

  • Technical/Team Leadership Experience.

  • Personnel Development Experience (hiring, resource planning, performance feedback, etc.).

  • Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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